Samsung Fridges Are U.S. Bestsellers

Four Samsung Electronics refrigerators grabbed the top spots in sales ranking in the U.S. market in February, it said Thursday quoting market researcher NPD.

Samsung's three so-called French-door refrigerator models, which already grabbed the largest U.S. market share last year, had a 41 percent market share in February, up 20.3 points on-year. As a result, the combined share of Samsung refrigerators reached 17.8 percent in the entire U.S. market, up 9.1 points.

French-door refrigerators have dual doors and fresh food storage in the upper part, and a pullout freezer drawer for frozen food storage in the lower part. The models' proportion in the entire U.S. market rose from 7 percent in 2006 to 15 percent last year.

englishnews@chosun.com / Mar. 26, 2010 08:32 KST